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EL GOBIERNO DESPRECIÓ LA CAUSA DE RUANDA EN LA AN

Cable en el que una fiscal de la Audiencia Nacional minimiza las acusaciones

  • La abogada asegura en una reunión informal que el caso se investigó "para satisfacer a las familias".
  • Dice expresamente que la fiscalía no tiene intención de "ir más allá" y que no va a solicitar extradiciones.
  • Tras hablar con ella, EE UU cree que el proceso podría quedarse en "agua de borrajas".
ID:
153080
Etiquetas:
PREL, PHUM, MASS, KLIG, KAWC, OFDP, RW, SP
Fecha:
2008-05-09 08:52:00
RefID:
08MADRID504
Origen:
Embassy Madrid
Clasificación:
CONFIDENTIAL
Destino:
08KIGALI292
08MADRID409
Encabezado:
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C O N F I D E N T I A L MADRID 000504

SIPDIS

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/09/2018
TAGS: PREL, PHUM, MASS, KLIG, KAWC, OFDP, RW, SP
SUBJECT: SPAIN/RWANDA - PROSECUTOR DOWNPLAYS INDICTMENTS

REF: A. KIGALI 292
B. MADRID 409 AND PREVIOUS

Classified By: Charge d'Affaires a.i. Hugo Llorens for reasons 1.4 (b)
and (d)

1. (C) Post's Consular Legal Advisor (LES) met informally
with Spanish National Prosecutor [eliminado por 20minutos.es] on May 5 to
discuss the ongoing Spanish prosecution of 40 Rwandan
military officials (reftels). According to [eliminado por 20minutos.es] (please
protect), the judiciary undertook the investigation and
subsequent indictments to satisfy the family members of the
victims. [eliminado por 20minutos.es] said the prosecutor's office does not
wish to pursue the case further, and she specifically said
that they do not intend to seek extradition of the indicted
individuals.[eliminado por 20minutos.es] confirmed that the National Court
requested the diffusion of Interpol Red Notices, but,
according to LES, the prosecutor said, "We do not plan to go
further." [eliminado por 20minutos.es] provided LES with a copy of the
investigating magistrate's report to the Court, filed on
January 17, 2008. [eliminado por 20minutos.es] confirmed that if Red Notices
were eventually diffused, they would trigger automatic
detention and notification within Schengen, but actual
extradition would require issuance of a European Arrest Order.

2. (C) COMMENT: The long-sought meeting with the prosecutor
yielded the encouraging news that the indictments may simply
wither on the vine. However, we wish to reiterate that the
Spanish judicial system is highly unpredictable; today's lack
of interest could be tomorrow's headline, depending on the
actions of the NGO's and victims behind the suit. LES came
away with the impression that even the prosecution lacked
enthusiasm for the case, but that it was undertaken based on
the desire to provide judicial process for the victims, who
had made the argument that if the Spanish judiciary could
seek justice for Chilean victims (Pinochet) et al, then why
not Spain's own victims of genocide. LES also suggested to
[eliminado por 20minutos.es] that the indictment only told the genocide story
from the Hutu perspective, and [eliminado por 20minutos.es] confessed a lack of
deep knowledge of the events. LES had the impression that
[eliminado por 20minutos.es], who does not speak English, might welcome the
opportunity to consult discreetly with an international
expert. END COMMENT.
Llorens;"